Tindall's international career appears to be over after he was kicked out of England's elite squad and fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union following his "unacceptable" behaviour during the tournament in New Zealand.
The 33-year-old Gloucester centre has until early next week to lodge any appeal with acting RFU chief executive Martyn Thomas. Neither the player nor his club have so far commented on Twickenham's punishment.
Tindall also received a stinging rebuke from senior RFU figure and former England fly-half Rob Andrew, who conducted Twickenham's investigation along with the union's legal and governance director Karena Vleck.
Tindall has captained his country, won 75 caps and featured in England's 2003 World Cup final-winning team during an 11-year stint on the Test match stage.
But he has now paid a hefty price for events at a bar in Queenstown during England's ill-fated World Cup campaign in New Zealand, where they made a quarter-final exit and were badly affected by off-field issues.
Tindall was captured on CCTV footage from the Altitude Bar in conversation with a woman. He later issued an apology for misleading the England management over his movements that night, having initially claimed he did not go on to another bar.
The decision, though, has not gained widespread approval.
Healey tweeted: "25k fine is wrong. Tindall has been made a scapegoat.. he set bad example but ...Andrew trying to justify his position."
Tindall's England team-mate Jonny Wilkinson described the Gloucester star as a "great, great guy and player".
Wilkinson told talkSPORT: "There were moments on that tour we all look back on and on the tournament and we would probably say we could have done things differently, and I am involved in that as well."
Asked whether Tindall was an obvious target for criticism, Wilkinson added: "It's tough, but I think there's always going to be people out there to get you and make things worse for you.
"Mike Tindall's a great, great guy and player.
"On that tour you needed someone to be able to have that strength on one side and attack the rugby the way he did, but it's a tricky situation.
"If we could turn back time and do things a bit differently, we would have a go."
Many people felt England manager Martin Johnson should have made an example of Tindall, who married the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips earlier this year, and sent him home early from New Zealand.
Later during the trip, Johnson reprimanded Tindall's England colleagues James Haskell, Dylan Hartley and Chris Ashton following a female hotel worker's complaint she had been subjected to lewd comments at the team hotel in Dunedin.
Haskell and Ashton have now received £5,000 suspended fines from the RFU and warned about their future conduct, although Hartley was cleared.
England's next game is their RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield on February 4, when a selection shake-up is anticipated after the World Cup flop.
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